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Brewed by Gulf Islands Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Salt Spring Island, Canada

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Salt Spring Golden Ale is made with the finest Canadian two-row barley and hops from Salt Spring Island and the Pacific Northwest. This ale boasts a nutty flavour, citrus notes and a beautiful golden colour.


WheatKing's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, British Columbia, - SEP 27, 2012
Simple as it gets, but nothing’s off and it’s a real quencher. You hardly notice this one, it doesn’t beg to be looked at in the glass, and it’s gone before you know it... pretty sure these guys use similar ingredients in most of their products, changing up one or two things (certainly not the yeast), because everything they make tastes the same, with a miel-nut malt undertone and a bit of a light lemony hop profile.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (624) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Jaune un peu opaque avec une petite mousse blanche. Le goût de malt avec une finale d’houblon légèr. Carbonation moyenne. Le goût est un peu sourdiné, mais c’est une bonne bière d’été quand même.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1172) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
Bomber. Clear bright orange yellow, creamy white head settles and lasts. Muted sweet lager malt aroma. Lightly bitter, biscuit malt taste, some citrus and earth. Soft carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. This bland blonde is mediocre and forgettable, but still LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with lots of carbonation and medium head. Aromas of malt, bread, and a bit of lemon and toffee. Doughy, floral flavors with additional malt, honey, and citrus notes. Nice enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RumRunner101 (733) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
Bready aroma, light hop, lemon. Medium bodied with a frothy mouth feel. Picking up some dough and lemon in the body. Crisp with light hops. Finish is light hops, bread, and soap.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma soft mellow hop with easy going golden malts. Nice. 7+.
Appearance hazed gold with hint of amber. Medium white top.
Flavor and Palate : Caramel. Sweet malts , gentle tartness with slight hop on top. Easy going stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michclark (88) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2011
very very tasty beer. Excellent aroma and mixture of all unique and wonderful different tastes. The over all finish to the beer is excellent as well. I strongly recommend seeking this beer out as it is definitely one of a kind.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Foggy gold body and almost no head. Soft malt and citrus on the nose. Flavour is maltiness with sharp carbonation on the mouth and a dry bready finish. Drinkable. Unremarkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Draught at St. Augustine’s, as Salt Spring Golden Spike Ale
Hazy blond. Color. Almost no aroma. Poor Lager flavor, just not as watery as the Heatherdale, but equally useless.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (5934) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours golden with a white head. Taste is very grainy/bready, with some light floral and citrus notes. Not terrible.


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